Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Scorpion Gulch


I forgot about these photos I took about three weeks ago when I took a drive to the top of South Mountain.  South Mountain Park is located at the very south border of Phoenix and most people recognize it as the place where all the TV and radio towers are located.  I suppose the altitude gives them a bit of a transmission boost.  Right at the entrance to the park, is this place called Scorpion Gulch, the ruins of an old trading post dating back to 1936.
It's been placed on the Phoenix Historic Property Register.  I'm not sure if there are any plans for it but it's interesting to just walk around the old buildings.

14 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

Fascinating looking place, the brickwork looks in fantastic condition.

Thérèse said...
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Thérèse said...

We used to see horse riders around if I remember. A nice place.

Mo said...

I would have picked it as being older than it actually is

R.H. said...

I'm guessing that's "dry wall" construction, no cement.

Whatever, it's a beautiful result.

Kate said...

It has a rather foreboding name!

Lowell said...

All the way back to 1936? :)

That name evokes many memories of old Western movies! But the last time I was down that way I played golf at what I think was South Mountain Golf Course. I don't remember much except that it was summer and incredibly hot!

Judy said...

Those rock walls have stood the test of time. They really are picturesque!

RedPat said...

Such wonderful stone walls, Sharon. Love your capture through the window in the first pic!

Karl Demetz said...

Yes, wonderful stone walls indeed!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I enjoyed seeing the old trading post...the stories one could tell in a painting or other medium. Thank you, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Steve Reed said...

That is a cool old building! It looks really solid, too.

Randy said...

I like the reflection of the Kokopelli.

JM said...

Side by side with such a Saguaro, I could only love the place! :-)